State of the Union

State of the Union

DVD - 2006
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An industrialist runs for the Presidency and is caught between his principled estranged wife and a power-hungry newspaper owner, who is also the industrialist's mistress.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2006]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Credits: Director of photography, George J. Folsey ; art directors, Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary ; editor, William Hornbeck ; music, Victor Young.
Performers: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolph Menjou, Lewis Stone.
Audience: Not rated
Language Note: English subtitles
ISBN: 0783235003
9780783235004
UPC: 025192063022
Call Number: DVD S

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MB85CAL
Feb 05, 2019

Politics in 1948 and politics in 2019 haven’t changed much when it comes to ambition, money, power, and political maneuvering of the political supporters and jaded veteran politicians. Classic Frank Capra. Well cast with Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Angela Lansbury, and Van Johnson.

Vincent T Lombardo Dec 26, 2015

This film is typical Capra: schmaltzy, idealistic, preachy, and corny, but also dark, cynical, funny, perceptive, mature, and brilliant. Some scenes run too long, but, overall, this is an excellent political drama, as relevant today as it was in 1948. The cast and screenplay are terrific. However, you may not like this movie if you are not a political junkie or history buff.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 14, 2014

Not as good as other Hepburn/Tracy films. Try "Adam's Rib," "Pat & Mike," or "Desk Set."

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